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Re: Bloody feathers & flicky tails (was: Feathers as fossilized behaviour)
On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Betty Cunningham wrote:
> A deinonychus rolling on it's back and breaking (theoretical) display
> feathers is not as dangerously fatal to the deinonychus than when a bird
> of prey breaks any feather that affects it's flight dynamics. Just
> something to think about.
Rolling on the ground? This brings up the possibility that vertrebral
processes might break or show damage. (Do lion vertrebrae show this?)
Or possibly also show damage to clavicles.
Does such show on known specimens?